Geesh, we are now in the last quarter of the year!
lesser cake orders last 3 months because I have been travelling once a
month and had to turn down a few orders. Still very blessed and thankful
to all my friends/customers who entrust me with the task of coming up
with good tasting cakes that are tender in texture, less sweet and light
overall. Design-wise, I tend to stick to something simple and pleasant
looking, unless requested specifically.
attempted a few cakes where part of the cake is filled and frosted with
chantilly cream and complete with buttercream frosting and piping. I
still prefer chantilly cream filling/frosting as it's less sweet and
light, but it lacks the structure to hold together some piping designs,
for example rosettes. This is where buttercream comes in handy. I tend
to use Swiss Meringue Buttercream as I can reduce the amount of sugar
and the buttercream is still stable to work with. Yet to explore Italian
Meringue Buttercream (whether possible to reduce sugar), gotta try it
one of these days. Sweet Buttercream is most direct and easiest to make
but it's extremely sweet so I hope not to use it at all.
oh, I've been eyeing the very "in" flower wreath cakes but yet to get
down to try! It's essentially lots of buttercream and lots of piping
practice so I've been procrastinating :p Ermmm, if I indeed get to try
and successful, I'll definitely share :)
Here's a summary of some of my baked goodies for the 3rd Q :)
was ordered by my Sec school classmate, J for her daughter's birthday.
Haven't attempted a big cake for a long time. Each layer was baked
individually, assembled, frosted, then the sides were trimmed to create
this "exposed" look where the cake layers were visible. Definitely a
visually pleasant looking cake.
classmate ordered 2 cakes in fact, the first was for a home birthday
party, whereas this one was for school celebration. Still the same
design but all strawberries for this one.
I baked a gula melaka banana walnut cake for my yoga classmates and they enjoyed it very much. One of my classmate even ordered 2 cakes :)
7" round 5 layer cake is the one of the most popular/common cake size
for small home celebrations, rainbow colours too. Matched with a
handmade rainbow cake banner and a small plastic rainbow balloon cake
friend ordered this cake for her ex-company's anniversary celebration.
Grateful to her for trusting me, as she's in the US and basically we
just confirmed everything through FB messenger.
was one of the cake where I combined the use of chantilly cream and
buttercream frosting. Basically the cake layers were filled and
crumb-coated with chantilly cream, but the overall cake frosting and
decor completed using swiss meringue buttercream frosting. Strawberries
are not in season and those available at supermarkets didn't look
presentable, so I used raspberries instead. First created a look without
the lychees and subsequently added them. Couldn't decide which design I
prefer, loved them both!
Looking forward to more
orders in the coming months :) Oct is quite free now, will be travelling
in Nov and Dec, so please check the availability as soon as possible.